How set in stone is the Gen Ed Math requirement at the University of Chicago?


#1

I saw on the University of Chicago’s website that all students have a Mathematics requirement. I really do not enjoy maths and I have no interest in spending the entirety of my first year in college in some Calculus class. Is there any way for me to get out of it?


#2

There is no way for you to waive the Mathematics requirement. However, if you are not going to pursue a major that relies on mathematics (any natural science, pre-Med, Economics, etc), you will not have to take a Calculus class. And furthermore all you have to do is take one quarter of a math related class. Here are some options for someone less interested in mathematics:

CMSC 11000-11100 Multimedia Programming as an Interdisciplinary Art I-II
CMSC 10200 Introduction to Programming for the World Wide Web II
STAT 20000 Elementary Statistics
MATH 11200-11300 Studies in Mathematics I-II


#3

I should add that for the CMSC11000-11100 and MATH11200-11300 sequences, you would only have to do one class: e.g. CMSC11000 alone.